A New Era of Antarctica Flights 29 Nov 2021
For the first time in our 26 years of touring, we take to the skies and over Antarctica aboard the 787 Dreamliner. The first of this aircraft to soar over the white continent. We are afforded optimal views to the vast white wilderness thanks to windows 65% larger than any other vessel of its size. Its lower cabin altitude mitigates the discomfort passengers may sometimes experience during and after a long flight. USB charging ports and personal HD touchscreens are also available for all seating classes, for those moments in between iceberg spotting. This new chapter of Antarctica Flights promises to be the very best yet.
What To Expect
The flight provides a full day of Antarctic experience. Our flight from Australia ranges between 9,500 – 10,500 kms round trip (approximately 12.5 hours) depending on your departure city. Expert Antarctic expeditioners are onboard to talk on the polar environment and its history while video screenings depict life on the ground.
Approximately three hours south of Australia, passengers will usually see the first scattered ice followed by dozens of icebergs and ice floes. We then cross the South Magnetic Pole where you will start to view the rugged mountainous topography of the Antarctic mainland.
Where We Fly
Whilst we will be over the Antarctica Treaty area for around 4 hours, approximately 3 – 4 hours will be spent flying over the Antarctic continent.
In planning our route, considerable time is taken to select the most spectacular area of Antarctica within aircrafts range. The selected area will be chosen from 19 different flight plans,taking into account:
- Maximum viewing potential from both sides of the aircraft
- Maximum penetration over Antarctica
- Maximum variety in land mass scenery, including high mountains, glaciers, ice plateau and coastline
- The best possibility for viewing should weather conditions be adverse
Meet Antarctic explorers onboard and experience live crosses to research stations.
Full bar service – toast your discovery with champagne, wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks.
The ultimate birds eye over the continent with up to 4 hours of viewing that you will never forget.
Two full service Qantas meals plus in-flight snacks to keep you fuelled for the long day.
Take home your Explorer Kit with all the maps and stats you need to become an Antarctic expert
Watch Happy Feet or Antarctic documentaries on the state of the art entertainment system.
Departing from Brisbane Airport
28 Nov 2021
Check in: 6:45am
Your Antarctica flight will depart and return to the Qantas Domestic Terminal at Brisbane Airport. Check in is at least 45 minutes prior to the departure of your flight.
Flight times should be used as a guide only and are subject to change. Confirmation of exact times will be provided with your final documentation.
Guests joining our flight from other Domestic ports, ensure you arrive at least two hours prior to the departure time mentioned above.
Your flight pass will be sent to you in the weeks before departure.